1 Then all the sons of Israel from Dan to Beersheba, including the land of Gilead, came out, and the congregation assembled as one man to the Lord at aMizpah.
7 “Behold, all you sons of Israel, agive your advice and counsel here.”
10 “And we will take 10 men out of 100 throughout the tribes of Israel, and 100 out of 1,000, and 1,000 out of 10,000 to 1supply food for the people, that when they come to 2Gibeah of Benjamin, they may 3punish them for all the disgraceful acts that they have committed in Israel.”
12 Then the tribes of Israel sent men through the entire 1tribe of Benjamin, saying, “What is this wickedness that has taken place among you?
13 “Now then, deliver up the men, the 1aworthless fellows in Gibeah, that we may put them to death and bremove this wickedness from Israel.” But the sons of Benjamin would not listen to the voice of their brothers, the sons of Israel.
16 Out of all these people 700 achoice men were left-handed; each one could sling a stone at a hair and not miss.
17 Then the men of Israel besides Benjamin were 1numbered, 400,000 men who draw the sword; all these were men of war.
18 Now the sons of Israel arose, went up to Bethel, and ainquired of God and said, “Who shall go up first for us to battle against the sons of Benjamin?” Then the Lord said, “Judah shall go up first.”
23 aThe sons of Israel went up and wept before the Lord until evening, and binquired of the Lord, saying, “Shall we again draw near for battle against the sons of my brother Benjamin?” And the Lord said, “Go up against him.”
24 Then the sons of Israel 1came against the sons of Benjamin the second day.
26 Then aall the sons of Israel and all the people went up and came to Bethel and wept; thus they remained there before the Lord and fasted that day until evening. And they offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the Lord.
27 The sons of Israel ainquired of the Lord (for the ark of the covenant of God was there in those days,
28 and Phinehas the son of Eleazar, Aaron’s son, stood before it to minister in those days), saying, “Shall I yet again go out to battle against the sons of my brother Benjamin, or shall I cease?” And the Lord said, “Go up, afor tomorrow I will deliver them into your hand.”
29 aSo Israel set men in ambush around Gibeah.
31 aThe sons of Benjamin went out 1against the people and were drawn away from the city, and they began to strike 2and kill some of the people as at other times, on the highways, one of which goes up to Bethel and the other to Gibeah, and in the field, about thirty men of Israel.
33 Then all the men of Israel arose from their place and arrayed themselves at Baal-tamar; aand the men of Israel in ambush broke out of their place, even out of Maareh-geba.
35 And the Lord struck Benjamin before Israel, so that the sons of Israel destroyed 25,100 men of Benjamin that day, all 1who draw the sword.
37 athe men in ambush hurried and rushed against Gibeah; the men in ambush also deployed and struck all the city with the edge of the sword.
38 Now the appointed sign between the men of Israel and the men in ambush was athat they would make a great cloud of smoke rise from the city.
40 But when the cloud began to rise from the city in a column of smoke, Benjamin looked abehind them; and behold, the whole city was going up in smoke to heaven.
42 Therefore, they turned their backs before the men of Israel atoward the direction of the wilderness, but the battle overtook them while those who came out of the cities destroyed them in the midst of them.
48 The men of Israel then turned back against the sons of Benjamin and struck them with the edge of the sword, both the entire city with the cattle and all that they found; they also set on fire all the cities which they found.
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